Interesting Things To Do  (& Lodgings)

In Southwest Florida

Considering a stay in Southwest Florida?  Here are some other attractions that will appeal to nature lovers . . . . (click the links)

 

   Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge  -  A scenic, estuarine refuge explored by car and on foot on world-renowned Sanibel Island.  A little over an hour away from us.

   Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary  -  A long boardwalk allows you to stroll over a scenic cypress swamp.  One hour south of us.

   Babcock Wilderness Adventures  -  Organized tours of a huge tract of wild land and swamps, accessible by swamp buggy rides.  About 30 minutes north of us.

   Billie Swamp Safari -  Explore an Everglades swamp by airboat or swamp buggy with the Seminole Indian Tribe.  About an hour away from us out in the Everglades.

   Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens  -  A classy zoo with great live programs on reptiles.   About an hour south of us in Naples.

   Sarasota Jungle Gardens  -  Acres of beautiful gardens and nature trails make this an enjoyable tropical adventure.  About 1.5 hours north of us.

   Gatorama  -  See live programs and lots of gators and crocs along a 1000-foot covered walkway.  About an hour away northeast toward Lake Okeechobee.

   Mote Marine Laboratory  -  A working lab that lets you explore the marine world of the Gulf of Mexico.  About 1.5 hours north of us.

   Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium  -  Our local nature center maintains a display of area wildlife.  Thirty minutes from us in Ft. Myers at exit #36 off I-75.

   Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum  -  Everything about seashells and the animals that create them, on Sanibel Island.  A little over an hour away from us.

   Marie Selby Botanical Gardens  -  A virtual paradise for those loving plants like orchids, bromeliads, etc.  About 1.5 hours north of us.

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